RuPaul’s Dragtastic Return

RuPaul’s back in the limelight. And she’s bringing some friends. The drag legend has teamed with gay cable channel Logo to bring us RuPaul’s Drag Race.

And, to prove her power, RuPaul offered these combative words:

Tell Tyra that the Queen has returned, and while you’re at it have Heidi clear the runway. I’m going to pump some ‘realness’ into reality. To be a winner on this show the contestants need to be a fashion designer, an American Idol, and a top model all rolled up into one. And they definitely have to be smarter than a fifth grader.

Contestants will compete to, you guessed it, be crowned drag queen of the universe. Of course they’ve got all sorts of wacky names, like Artemis Chase and Bridge Diamond.

None beat our favorite drag name: Steamy Puddles, the name our editor adopted for a one-off college-era performance.